BEL CANTO is a beautiful scenario of the Stockholm Syndrome where the captors (a band of terrorists) and the captives (posh South American leader's home full of important guests and a famous opera singer) forget the demands of the world and develop friendships and real compassion.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed on the title page by Ann Patchett at the store. It is a new, unread hardback edition opened only for signing. Published in June of 2001 by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins.
ANN PATCHETT (pictured below from our Wall of Fame) is one of the store's best friends and super heroes. She has won the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize, as well as a bushel of other important honors. Besides coming here to sign all her books, we appreciate that she is the face and voice of booksellers around the world. Thank you Ann Patchett for all you do and thank you for signing our books.